At least13people have been martyred and multiple others wounded in a blast at a corner meeting of Awami National Party (ANP) in Peshawar on Tuesday, according to police.
The explosion took place in Yaka Toot area of the provincial capital, where the corner meeting was underway.
It occurred as the ANP leader, Haroon Bilour, arrived at the stage to address supporters. He was contesting the election from PK-78 Peshawar.
Haroon was son of Bashir Ahmed Bilour, a senior ANP figure who was himself martyred in a suicide blast in Peshawar in 2012.
Haroon was taken to a hospital after he was critically injured in the blast. The election hopeful, however, succumbed to his wounds shortly afterwards.
At least six wounded persons were said to be in critical condition at Peshawar’s Lady Reading Hospital.